L’Oréal Opens Skin Research Center In Singapore
Tech & Pharma
December 24, 2012
The L’Oréal Group has opened an Advanced Research Center at Singapore’s Biopolis research complex.
AsianScientist (Dec. 24, 2012) – The L’Oréal Group has opened an Advanced Research Center in Singapore, as part of its strategy to internationalize its research to be closer to consumers.
The new skin research center is located at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Institute of Medical Biology (IMB), which is a hub for skin biology research in Singapore.
In 2010, IMB’s first partnership with L’Oréal aimed to reconstruct Asian skin from cultured cells. After encouraging results from the project, L’Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) decided to open an Advanced Research Center at the Biopolis research complex.
The center has already employed eight scientists, and is now expanding its collaborations beyond IMB and A*STAR’s Skin Biology Cluster Platform to the biomedical research community across Singapore.
“We are more than happy with the results we are getting with IMB and thanks to the local scientific and technological expertise in Singapore, we have extended our range and network of collaborations and widened the new center’s field of research to skin biology, said Stéphane Ortiz, head of L’Oréal’s Asia R&I.
Source: A*STAR; photo: askpang/Flickr/CC.
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